White Dandruff?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by masonk, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. masonk

    masonk Hatching

    Sep 22, 2008
    I am a new Bantie owner. We have an Old English rooster and hen. I think this is molting time, and that is why I see white "dandruff" on the rooster's feathers. Since I don't know what lice looks like, is it from molting? P.S. - we love them!
  2. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    As new feathers come in the shaft is covered in a waxy coating which they preen off and looks like flakes of dandruff - that could be what you are seeing. I used to sit and preen Ruth's feathers for her when she was sick and she still loves to get on my lap and have me preen her feathers. There were times, when she was getting new feathers, that there would be a big pile of white flakes that looked like snow.

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